PARTY band The Audio Allstars have been voted UK’s Best Wedding Band, winning the National Book Entertainment Event Award.

The Bournemouth-based group beat off competition from other musical acts across the country. Voted for by fans and clients, they recently won the South West’s Best Wedding Band which earned them a place in the National finals.

Frontman Gavin Munn said: “It’s such an honour to have won this national award, especially as it’s based 100 per cent on votes sent in by our fantastic clients and followers. We love playing our party sets helping people have a great time at their weddings and events, it’s so lovely to be paid back this way.”

The band made the national finals in two categories Best Wedding Band and Best Event Band, with votes being counted online and the winners being announced on June 4.

“Winning the South West regional award was amazing for us, but to take the national award too – just unbelievable, we’re so grateful,” says Gavin.

The Audio Allstars are described as “a party and event band of five professional, experienced musicians who have worked with some of the biggest names in the music business.

A band spokesman said: “Their résumés include appearing on TV and film (including a Hollywood movie with Kevin Costner) and touring with Grammy Award nominated artists, performing at UK festivals including Glastonbury, V-Festival, Reading, Leeds and Isle of Wight.

“They have also toured Europe supporting artists such as Beyoncé, The Arctic Monkeys, Supergrass, Scissor Sisters, The Ordinary Boys, Feeder, UB40 and Wheatus to name just a few.”